Tells the story of contemporary graffiti, tracing its roots in ancient rock paintings through Picasso to its place in hip-hop culture in 1970's New York City.


Jon Reiss
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Credited cast:
Cope 2 Cope 2 ... Self
Kid Acne Kid Acne ... Self
Antonio Antonio ... Self
Arofish Arofish ... Self
Augor Augor ... Self
Simon Baxter Simon Baxter ... Self
Bel-Kia Bel-Kia ... Self
Asher Benrubi Asher Benrubi ... Self (as Smash)
Tats Cru Bio Tats Cru Bio ... Self
Stefano E. Bloch Stefano E. Bloch ... Self
Bob Bob ... Self
Chaz Bojorquez Chaz Bojorquez ... Self
Boleta Boleta ... Self
Chris Broms Chris Broms ... Self
Juan Zedou Bucrea Juan Zedou Bucrea ... Self


Tells the story of contemporary graffiti, tracing its roots in ancient rock paintings through Picasso to its place in hip-hop culture in 1970's New York City.

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The movie features a section about the history of painting graffiti on trains. The scene opens with a 3D animation of two beautiful cgi Krylon cans moving dynamically between two painted up trains speeding towards the camera. Well, the big "Secret Easter Egg" in this scene is that it was designed and animated by Beau DeSilva, an LA artist and graffiti writer who managed to slip in his own graffiti into the movie's epic scene. Look closely at the graffiti on the trains speeding by and all of the graffiti are pieces created by Beau DeSilva (SKOE) and his buddy Jon Hyman (DWELL). Although Beau DeSilva and his friend were not featured artists in the documentary, both Beau DeSilva and Jon Hyman, two very talented graffiti writers, have their graffiti pieces immortalized in the most dynamic, CGI heavy scene in the entire movie! See more »


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The Leap and the Struggle (Remix)
Written by Bobby Moreno, Utavie Iniya
Additional Music by Donovan Pyle
Performed by DiMaggio of Project Pangaea
Courtesy of the Artist
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29 October 2007 | by vl4700See all my reviews

First a long passage in New York, the first graffiti, the tags, the pieces (or however it is correctly named), the gangs, the people, the evolution. Paris, an artist, the groups in the streets, what they feel. Amsterdam, Barcelona, Hamburg, London, Berlin, São Paulo, Tokyo, Los Angeles. How to express yourself, how you evolved, what people think, why they do it, how does it fit around you. I advise you to see it with your eyes really open because there are some really funny moments that just pass by most of the people, like when some really common big advertisements show up in the streets. I found the documentary really interesting in general.

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25 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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